Wailea & Makena

Designer shops and dining, beautiful beaches, and affluent resorts for the luxury lifestyle.

Welcome to Wailea & Makena

Nestled along the sunny shores of Maui's southern coast, Wailea and Makena offer a tropical paradise where the beauty of nature meets luxury living. Whether you're in search of an opulent vacation home, a savvy investment property, or a permanent residence in paradise, these adjacent communities provide the perfect blend of natural splendor and upscale island living.



Wailea and Makena bask in the glory of Maui's exceptional year-round climate. On the dry, leeward side of the island, every day is an invitation to embrace the sun's warmth. North to South trade winds typically emerge in the afternoon and make sure to stick around for sunset because they are stunning.



These communities are home to a discerning mix of homeowners from various backgrounds. Those who choose Wailea and Makena are drawn to their prestige, sophistication, and refined coastal lifestyle. You'll find retirees, families, professionals, and vacation homeowners, all contributing to a community of distinction. Makena more specifically is where some of the world's most wealthy, like Jeff Bezos, have chosen to purchase property.



From teeing off on championship golf courses to luxuriating in world-class spas, Wailea and Makena epitomize coastal elegance. Dive into the azure waters for snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding adventures. The area's pristine beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun, while the lush surroundings invite exploration. The Wailea Golf Club has three award winning courses as well as an academy and Tennis Club that hosts tournaments and has the only Padel court on the island. Visiting the Shops at Wailea is a must with a wide selection of shopping and fine dining. It is also situated in the middle of the 1.6 mile long beach path that connects the communities at Wailea Point, the Four Seasons, the Grand Wailea, Andaz and more. It is the perfect way to try all the exquisite dining options at nearby resorts. Spend the day at one of Maui's signature beaches, Makena Beach (Big Beach), or journey a little further to Maui's newest lava field for some hiking on Hoapili Trail and take a dip to cool off in La Perouse bay.


Annual Events

Wailea and Makena host a selection of annual events that elevate the island's sense of luxury. The Maui Film Festival showcases the latest in cinematic artistry, while the Whale Tales conference provides insights into the majestic marine life in the area. Many resorts in the area also host specialty events and conventions throughout the year.


Top Beaches

Wailea and Makena are renowned for their stunning beaches. Keawakapu beach, Wailea Beach, Ulua Beach, and Makena Beach State Park all offer soft sands, crystal-clear waters, and exceptional opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports.


Top Restaurants

The dining scene in Wailea and Makena is a culinary journey. Savor the freshest seafood at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, indulge in the flavors of Hawaii at Lineage, devour the Italian delights at Matteo's Osteria, or enjoy oceanfront sushi at Morimoto. These restaurants are just a glimpse of the gastronomic delights that these communities have to offer.


Wailea and Makena are not just destinations; they are a lifestyle, a celebration of nature and luxury living. Whether you're seeking a primary residence, a vacation home, or an investment property, Wailea and Makena offer the opportunity to make your dreams of island living come true. Explore our real estate listings and discover the allure of coastal elegance today!


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Demographics and Employment Data for Wailea & Makena, HI

Wailea & Makena has 2,816 households, with an average household size of 2.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wailea & Makena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,546 people call Wailea & Makena home. The population density is 879.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Wailea & Makena, HI

There's plenty to do around Wailea & Makena, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mahina, Enchantress & Freeborne Gallery, and Aloha Snorkel & Surf Co..

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 0.5 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.47 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.5 miles 52 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.87 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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